According to All Things Digital report late on Thursday, Microsoft and Yahoo are nearing a deal.
According to the report, the two sides are “down to the short strokes” and a deal could come within a week, All Things Digital said.
The report goes on to say that Microsoft will pay Yahoo several billion dollars upfront to take over its search advertising business and guarantee certain payments back to Yahoo.
Back in May Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said that she was open to a search deal with Microsoft for a “boatload of money”.
With Microsoft’s Bing getting some good reviews and gaining market share at the expense of Yahoo, the deal may get done this time.
Of course what the effect of such a deal on domainers would be is wide open to speculation.